Hi Everyone! If you haven't seen it already, I just wanted to post this first image of Tom Hardy as Bane from "The Dark Knight Rises" that leaked over the internet about a week ago. Tell you what, I think this is just about the darkest, most creepy incarnation of the character I have ever seen and I am genuinely a little worried for Batman knowing he will inevitably have to go toe to toe with this dude at some point in the next film. Just looking at this image makes me think of a caged animal ready to tear apart the first victim that wonders unsuspectingly into its path. I hope The Dark Knight is up for the challenge!